Atari A to Z: Yogi Bear & Friends in The Greed Monster

Licensed games were a real mixed bag in the 8- and 16-bit eras, because mechanical genres were still being defined and refined — and it was sometimes tricky to relate an established style of game to a particular property.

Hi-Tec was one company that got a bit experimental with their various licensed games. They had the rights to all the Hanna-Barbera cartoons, after all, and to their credit, rather than simply churning out various reskins of the same game, they tried lots of different ways of doing things — even between multiple games featuring the same character.

Yogi Bear & Friends in The Greed Monster is an example of a game where they got it right. It’s an interesting and enjoyable game, even today, and distinguishes itself by being just that bit different from other licensed games of the period.

Find a full archive of all the Atari A to Z videos on the official site.

2 thoughts on “Atari A to Z: Yogi Bear & Friends in The Greed Monster”

  1. So you rescued, in order: Huckleberry Hound, Snooper & Blabber, and Snagglepuss. Really odd Huck isn’t on the cover, so no idea who is in the last slot. Still love all these Hanna-Barbera characters, so this was an especially fun episode to watch.

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